California

All those toys under the Christmas tree came from somewhere.
20 hours ago   The Washington Post
<p>The L.A. planning commission approved regulations requiring that major new developments meet U.S. Green Building Council LEED standards, with the goal of reducing energy use in new building by 15%.</p>
Nov 18, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Orange County, California's Little Saigon is not the tourist and cultural center it should be, according to the Urban Land Institute, which has completed a study of the area and released recommendations for revitalization.</p>
Nov 18, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>San Jose, California is considering a plan to require all new private developments to follow strict environmental standards. Builders and developers are opposed and claim the move will be bad for the city as it tries to encourage business growth.</p>
Nov 17, 2007   San Jose Mercury News
<p>San Francisco plans to test out a double-decker bus for possible adoption into its public transit fleet.</p>
Nov 17, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>While Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has received fame for making global warming a priority, he has studiously avoided the land use connection. Not so for California's attorney general, who is tackling the issue head on, even warning of litigation.</p>
Nov 16, 2007   The Oakland Tribune
<p>Long neglected, the Broadway theater district of Los Angeles is a far cry from New York's thriving theater district. But renewed interest in L.A.'s old theaters may bring about an arts renaissance.</p>
Nov 16, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Comedian Drew Carey takes a straight-faced look at eminent domain and how the land acquisition practice has gone from beneficial to abusive in National City, California in this video from <em>Reason</em>.</p>
Nov 16, 2007   Reason
<p>Plans to bring chain outlets such as Starbucks and Subway to a small California town have locals up in arms over what they see as a threat to their town's historic character.</p>
Nov 15, 2007   Telegraph
<p>Honda, Ford, and GM will put hydrogen fuel cell cars on the road in Southern California.</p>
Nov 15, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Developers plan to continue with a major project in downtown L.A. despite a slowing market, confident in demand for environmentally-friendly homes and walkable, urban neighborhoods.</p>
Nov 15, 2007   The Los Angeles Times